Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Texas

12/01/2003

One respondent said that the state needs to use an aggregate rather than a per capita cap for waiver expenditures. Another said that the state needs to market the waiver program to residential care providers because some do not understand how the program operates, and others feel there is a stigma in taking Medicaid residents. Another felt that Texas needs to continue authorizing its "money follows the person" initiative, which allows funding from the state's nursing home budget to pay for waiver services for people who transition from nursing homes to the community.

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